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Archive of: Chapter Eternal

Ole Miss Alumnus Remembered with Scholarship

Published on: October 1, 2019

The late Glenn W. Cofield (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ’80) of Memphis, Tennessee, was known for waiting by cash registers at the grocery store, paying bills for large families and then leaving before anyone could thank him. He was a community servant who wanted no accolades. “Everyone should know how giving Glenn Cofield was and how much…

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Passing of George Randall Smith, Former South Carolina Province Commander

Published on: January 17, 2019

George Randall “Randy” Smith (Iota–Furman ’59), former South Carolina Province Commander, passed away on Monday, December 31, at the age of seventy-eight. Randy was a native and lifelong resident of the Greenville/Taylors area and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 from Furman University. He was an active member of Taylors First Baptist Church…

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Passing of T. Michael Cobb, Former Hamilton Court of Honor Registrar/Preceptor

Published on: January 16, 2019

T. Michael “Mike” Cobb (Beta Upsilon–Marshall ’65), former Registrar and Preceptor for the Hamilton Province Court of Honor passed away on January 7, 2019, at the age of seventy-four. From his full obituary, “The beliefs by which Mike lived his life were embodied in his college fraternity Kappa Alpha Order.” Mike was a graduate of…

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Newberry Dedicates New Pearson Hall

Published on: January 10, 2019

In November, Newberry College hosted a dedication for Pearson Hall, the school’s newly constructed residence hall named in memory of L. Wayne Pearson, Sr. (Delta Epsilon–Newberry ’67). Pearson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lowcountry Savings Bank in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina from 1986 until it was acquired by Carolina First Bank in…

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Passing of Frank Maresh

Published on: October 19, 2018

Franklin “Frank” William Maresh (Omicron–Texas ‘58) passed away on Tuesday, October 2, at the age of seventy-nine in Kerrville, Texas, with his children near him. Frank is a former Chairman and President of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF). Frank attended the University of Texas at Austin earning a B.B.A. with Honors in Accounting…

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Former Dallas Mayor Robert Folsom Passes Away at 89

Published on: February 4, 2017

Robert S. “Bob” Folsom (Beta Lambda–Southern Methodist ’44) passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at his home in Dallas, Texas. Bob was a successful businessman, turning $4,000 into a multi-million-dollar real-estate business and was Mayor of Dallas from 1976 to 1981. He saw the Reunion Arena to its completion, helped bring the NBA…

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Passing of Former KAOEF Trustee, Andy Heyward

Published on: December 12, 2016

Andrew H. “Andy” Heyward III (Gamma–Georgia ’53) passed away peacefully at the age of eighty-one in his home surrounded with family on the evening of Thursday, December 8, 2016 after a lengthily illness. The son of Andrew Hasell Heyward Jr. (Kappa–Mercer ’23) and Mildred Goodrum, Andy was born on December 20, 1934 in New York,…

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Loss of Active Brother at West Virginia

Published on: October 21, 2016

The Alpha Rho chapter at West Virginia University lost one of their brothers, Sean Michael Guthrie ’15, in a tragic accident. He was critically injured after falling from a second floor window sill at their chapter house. Sean, who was from Toms River, New Jersey, was an Industrial Engineering student and the vice president of community relations…

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Loss of Active Brother at William and Mary

Published on: October 21, 2016

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, the Alpha Zeta chapter at the College of William and Mary lost one of their members, Tiancheng “Austin” Zheng ’15. Initial reports indicate the cause of death was cardiac arrest.  A native of Suzhou, China, Austin was a Dean’s List student studying Art History and Neuroscience, hoping to one day earn his…

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Passing of James C. Young

Published on: August 22, 2016

Kappa Alpha Order is sad to report the passing of James C. Young (Gamma Kappa–Oklahoma City ’52). Brother Young was 84 years old and passed away in Houston, Texas on August 4, surrounded by family. After graduating in 1949 from the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri, Brother Young enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War….

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